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Game Day Blog - Wild @ Sharks - 12/6/2011

Tuesday, 12.06.2011 / 1:07 PM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Wild @ Sharks - 12\/6\/2011

Former Jr. Shark and Bay Area native Casey Wellman will play his first game in San Jose on Tuesday night against Marc-Edouard Vlasic and the San Jose Sharks.

With the Sharks and the Wild set to face each other on Tuesday night at HP Pavilion at San Jose, here are the links you need to read before the game:

DOUGLAS MURRAY OUT
Sharks head coach Todd McLellan told the media this morning that defenseman Douglas Murray will not be available tonight, and that goaltender Antti Niemi will be in net.
[ SharksTV ]

BRAUN RECALLED
Sharks GM Doug Wilson announced Tuesday that the club has recalled defenseman Justin Braun from the Worcester Sharks. Braun will fill in for Murray on a defensive corps looking to imrpove on a less-than-stellar performance on Saturday night.
SJSHARKS.com ]

WELLMAN'S BAY AREA DEBUT
Wild beat writer Michael Russo with a great feature on Bay Area native Casey Wellman. The former Jr. Shark has deep Bay Area sports roots, starting with his father Brad Wellman, a former professional baseball player who made his MLB debut as a member of the San Francisco Giants in 1982. Ironically, Wellman was a college teammate of Sharks defenseman Justin Braun.
Star Tribune ]

HARDING STARTS
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reporting that Minnesota goaltender Josh Harding will get the start in net for the Wild. Read his game day blog 'What to Watch For' on Sharks Talk.
[ Sharks Talk ]

SHARKS TAKE ON REALIGNMENT
Mercury News writer Mark Emmons fills in for David Pollak, reporting on McLellan's thoughts on the new NHL realignment planned to be in place for the 2012-13 season.
Working the Corners ]

WILD LOOKING TO STAY TOP OF THE LEAGUE
Heading into Tuesday night's action, nobody in the League has amassed as many points as the Wild. The Sharks will look for a similar effort as the one they had on Nov. 10, a 3-1 Sharks victory over the Wild at HP Pavilion. NHL.com's Brian Hunter preview's the matchup.
[ NHL.com ]

KFOX LOCKER ROOM
Sharks radio play-by-play broadcaster Dan Rusanowsky talks with left wing Jamie McGinn about his recent offensive output.
[ SharksTV ]

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 23 14 4 5 63 56 33
2 VAN 22 15 6 1 67 61 31
3 NSH 21 14 5 2 61 45 30
4 STL 22 14 6 2 59 46 30
5 CGY 23 13 8 2 73 64 28
6 LAK 22 11 6 5 60 53 27
7 CHI 21 12 8 1 63 44 25
8 WPG 23 11 9 3 49 53 25
9 MIN 20 12 8 0 58 44 24
10 SJS 23 10 9 4 62 64 24
11 DAL 22 9 9 4 64 74 22
12 COL 22 8 9 5 57 70 21
13 ARI 23 9 11 3 57 71 21
14 EDM 22 6 14 2 51 77 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Thornton 23 7 13 1 20
J. Pavelski 23 9 10 3 19
L. Couture 23 8 11 0 19
B. Burns 23 7 12 -7 19
P. Marleau 23 6 12 -4 18
T. Wingels 23 6 5 -3 11
T. Hertl 23 4 6 -1 10
M. Nieto 22 1 6 -1 7
J. Braun 23 0 7 8 7
M. Vlasic 23 2 4 10 6
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 2 2 1 .925 2.38
A. Niemi 7 6 3 .915 2.58
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